General Surgery Residency Program Director

Merritt Hawkins
Date Posted: January 17, 2019

Merritt Hawkins, assisting The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, is seeking a General Surgery Residency Program Director. This position is in partnership with the newly formed Educational Alliance comprised of Creighton University, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Dignity Health-St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and District Medical Group. The position will lead the newly integrated General Surgery Residency Program for both the Maricopa Medical Center and Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) serves as one of the sponsoring institutions to Phoenix’s first fully accredited ACGME General Surgery Residency Program, hosted at the Maricopa Medical Center Campus. The candidate will be expected to become an integral member of a busy clinical and academic surgery practice. The Program Director is responsible for the administration and development of curriculum, education, resident selection, resident and medical student mentoring and training, faculty development, and continued ACGME accreditation of the Integrated General Surgery Residency Program. As a key member of the department, participation in research, process improvement, peer review, and quality initiatives is required. The faculty at each of the two sites will comprise the teaching faculty for our new program with resident clinical rotations occurring at each of the two medical centers. The academic surgeon must possess strong leadership, and team building skills to direct and oversee the newly combined general surgery residency programs. The preferred candidate must be board certified, have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience, 2 years of experience as a core faculty member in an accredited residency program, and demonstrate scholarly activity. Surgical sub-specialties are also welcome to apply.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration please inquire with an updated copy of your CV so we can discuss the position by phone. Also, inform me of your best available times to speak. I look forward to your reply and thank you for your review. Please do not delay as we anticipate a significant response. Please contact Kim Zeigler at or at (866) 406-0269 and reference GS-94803

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